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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Teva Durham's Rainbow Tank from an old Knit1? on: May 18, 2006 01:38:20 PM
I wish I could do it, but I can't get Knit 1 here Sad
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Bridie along (for best friends!) on: May 18, 2006 01:35:11 PM
I'm so pleased you went for the bigger buttons! I think they work much better and I think it looks really nice with the skirt. I'm sure you'll grow to love it, it looks dead comfy.
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Bridie along (for best friends!) on: May 16, 2006 11:31:42 PM
I think if I was you I'd go for the next size up in the buttons (maybe even 2 sizes), they'd illiminate the popping open problem and I think they'd look better on the slightly larger proportions of the cardie. Maybe it also needs to be worn with a more delicate item of clothing too, a summer dress or something.

It really doesn't look bad, but I understand the frustration when something just doesn't turn out quite as you'd hoped.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Sgt Pepper Jacket anyone? on: April 17, 2006 02:01:52 PM
I've just ordered the pattern and the yarn and I'm scared! lmao

I'm not good with huge projects and I'm worried it won't suit me...but I'm going to try anyway! Hopefully this thread will keep me motivated.
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: February 16, 2006 01:02:50 PM
kookoosp, it sounds to me like you're including purling the next stitch after you take the yarn over the needle as part of that stitch. When you yarn over thats the entire stitch, you don't include the next stitch. I might be wrong, but from the number of stitches short you are that would make sense. I hear this is a common misunderstanding from learning how to do a YO from snb. Good luck!

Raggy_Pink, you are exactly right!  Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

I was so beside myself with frustration that I RUSHED over to my LYS after work for a quick tute because one of the owners (coincidentally) is/was knitting this same capelet!!  [Yeah, she's done with hers...]  But anyway, she showed me exactly what I was doing wrong, and that was it!  I was incorporating the purl as the "ending" of the YO.  I DID teach myself from SNB, and it looks to me (and now I guess others...) that you are supposed to incorporate that stitch. 

Give yourself a huge pile of kudos for being right on-target.  Hopefully, now, I will get this sucker done.  I'm off work tomorrow so I'm gonna tackle it.  Smiley 

I feel like someone just turned on the lights for me.

Oh I'm so pleased I could help! You can do it no problem now.
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: February 15, 2006 07:08:35 AM
kookoosp, it sounds to me like you're including purling the next stitch after you take the yarn over the needle as part of that stitch. When you yarn over thats the entire stitch, you don't include the next stitch. I might be wrong, but from the number of stitches short you are that would make sense. I hear this is a common misunderstanding from learning how to do a YO from snb. Good luck!
7  U.K. AND IRELAND / ENGLAND / Re: The Midlands on: November 20, 2005 03:41:43 AM
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Where are good crafty shops in brum?

Well, I've only been here just over a year, but I work in the Rag Market part of the week for Barry's Fabric. So, apart from us (and our shop which I work in the rest of the week, which is at 1 Moseley Street, right behind the wholesale market) there's several fabric stalls, a whole row of haby stalls with bottons, zips, ribbons, sequins, threads, etc etc etc. There's a chap that sells some fun fur fabrics and some Patons acrylic yarns, and a few other crafty bits and bobs. There's a few hardware type guys, if you look hard enough you can find all knids of interesting things. Thats just the Rag and outdoor markets. If you go into the indoor market there's a fairly large haby place on one of the side walls, they have ribbons, yarns and all sorts of crafty bits and pieces. I have to admit, the first time I walked around I didn't see much potential, but the more I go there, the more I see. Same for all the stalls in the markets. Oh and if you're looking for stretchy fabrics, then on a tuesday there's a woman on the outdoor market that does all kinds of stretchy stuff, but it does take some searching to find stuff thats not best suited to dance costumes.

Then there's the new haby dept in Rackhams, all Coats stuff (that includes yarns by Rowan, Jeager and Patons and lots of crafty bits) and the staff are really nice and lots of fun!

Fancy Silks which is opposite the markets (I've only been in there once and didn't like it much myself, and I'm always getting told by customers that they come to us because they're really rude in Fancy Silks...but they do seem to have a good selection, but we're pretty damn good too I might add  Wink ).

Outside of the centre I've so far found John Lewis in Solihull which is useful, then there's a wool shop in Northfield shopping centre thingy and one in Cape Hill. There's also a really nice shop by Morrison's in Borders Green (I think, it's the one by the Blue's ground if that helps).

There doesn't seem to be much in the way of purely craft, it seems to be more knitting and fabrics (which suits me!)

Hope this helps. If you happen to be in the Rag Market or Barry's Fabrics (and do come!) I'm the one with curly hair thats pink (currently anyway, it was turquoisey green a few weeks ago) at the front and I'm called Janine!
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